High School Sports

Peach County lights up the scoreboard in blowout of Kendrick

Peach County’s fans turned out for homecoming festivities Friday night and were treated to the largest victory in program history as the Trojans rolled over Kendrick 82-0 in a GHSA Region 4-3A contest.

The Trojans (7-1, 4-0 Region 4-3A) led 61-0 at the half, scoring touchdowns on each of their first six possessions and adding two interception returns for touchdowns and a Kearis Jackson punt return for a score in-between. The only entity capable of stopping the Trojans was the clock, as it ran out to end the half on a 51-yard screen pass that came up 10 yards shy of the end zone.

After tying the program record for points in a game with 68 on the team’s opening drive of the third quarter, Trevon Woolfolk went 19 yards on Peach County’s next possession to set the record.

Sophomore Tijah Woolfolk capped the scoring with an 18-yard touchdown run.

The Trojans scored on every offensive offensive possession other than their two to end each half.

Three who mattered

Kearis Jackson: The Georgia commit had three first-half touchdowns. He had touchdown catches of 45 and 14 yards to go with his punt return.

Chris Gibson: Peach County’s tailback scored on three of his first four carries.

Antonio Gilbert: Gilbert threw a pair of touchdown passes and finished with an efficient 5-of-9 performance for 159 yards.

Observations

One miscue: The only thing that didn’t go exactly to plan for Peach County was the hold on the first two extra point attempts. Place-kicker Mitchell Fineran was unable to even attempt a kick, but the Trojans corrected the issue quickly as Fineran finished the night 10-for-10.

They said it

Peach County head coach Chad Campbell on the dominating performance of his team: “We had a great week of practice, and for us right now, it’s not looking at the opponent. It’s just focusing on getting better as a football team to reach one goal. That goal is a state championship, and we have to come and handle business weekly like we’re supposed to.”

Campbell on the shutout and two scores posted by his defense: “They’re flying around, and I think we’re starting to get a little comfortable. I think we’re getting better each and every week. We’re getting better at tackling and understanding things. I’m very pleased right now with what is going on.”

What’s next?

Peach County hosts Pike County on Friday.

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